Dominant vs Predominant what difference

what is difference between Dominant and Predominant

English

Etymology

From Middle French dominant.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɒmɪnənt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdɑmənənt/

Noun

dominant (plural dominants)

  1. (music) The fifth major tone of a musical scale (five major steps above the note in question); thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.
  2. (music) The triad built on the dominant tone.
  3. (genetics) A gene that is dominant.
    • 1930, R. A. Fisher, J. H. Bennett, The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection (page 50)
      Finally, if we suppose provisionally that the mutant genes are dominant just as often as they are recessive, selection will be far more severe in eliminating the disadvantageous dominants than in eliminating the disadvantageous recessives.
  4. A species or organism that is dominant.
    • 1966, John R. Bassett, Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.), Thinning loblolly pine from above and below
      Landowners cannot afford to cut submerchantable trees, yet many hesitate to cut merchantable dominants and codominants at the risk of downgrading the residual stand.
  5. (BDSM) The dominating partner in sadomasochistic sexual activity.
    • 2011, Jayne Rylon, Mistress’s Master (page 65)
      His story was a fable you told dominants in training to stress the importance of comprehending the depths of your submissive’s needs.

Synonyms

  • dominator

Translations

Adjective

dominant (comparative more dominant, superlative most dominant)

  1. Ruling; governing; prevailing
    The dominant party controlled the government.
  2. Predominant, common, prevalent, of greatest importance.
    The dominant plants of the Carboniferous were lycopods and early conifers.
    • 2009, H. Stephen Stoker, General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, page 10
      All other elements are mere “impurities” when their abundances are compared with those of these two dominant elements.
  3. (medicine) Designating the follicle which will survive atresia and permit ovulation.

Synonyms

  • (ruling, governing): imposing
  • (predominant, common): prevalent

Antonyms

  • (ruling): obedient, submissive (one who obeys); defiant, rebellious (one who defys)

Translations


Catalan

Adjective

dominant (masculine and feminine plural dominants)

  1. dominant

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from French dominant, from Middle French dominant.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌdoː.miˈnɑnt/
  • Hyphenation: do‧mi‧nant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

Adjective

dominant (comparative dominanter, superlative dominantst)

  1. dominant
    Synonym: overheersend
  2. (genetics) dominant

Inflection

Derived terms

  • dominantie

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɔ.mi.nɑ̃/

Verb

dominant

  1. present participle of dominer

Adjective

dominant (feminine singular dominante, masculine plural dominants, feminine plural dominantes)

  1. dominant

Derived terms

  • vent dominant

Further reading

  • “dominant” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ant

Adjective

dominant (comparative dominanter, superlative am dominantesten)

  1. dominant

Declension

Further reading

  • “dominant” in Duden online

Romanian

Etymology

From French dominant.

Adjective

dominant m or n (feminine singular dominantă, masculine plural dominanți, feminine and neuter plural dominante)

  1. dominant

Declension



English

Alternative forms

  • prædominant (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle French prédominant.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɹɪˈdɒmɪnənt/

Adjective

predominant (comparative more predominant, superlative most predominant)

  1. Common or widespread; prevalent.
  2. Significant or important; dominant.

Derived terms

  • predominantly

Related terms

  • predominance
  • predominate

Translations

Noun

predominant (plural predominants)

  1. (music) A subdominant.

Further reading

  • predominant at OneLook Dictionary Search

Catalan

Adjective

predominant (masculine and feminine plural predominants)

  1. predominant

Derived terms

  • predominantment

Related terms

  • predominar

Further reading

  • “predominant” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “predominant” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “predominant” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “predominant” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Romanian

Etymology

From French prédominant.

Adjective

predominant m or n (feminine singular predominantă, masculine plural predominanți, feminine and neuter plural predominante)

  1. predominant

Declension


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